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Himalayan Blue Premium Lager

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Brewed by Yuksom Breweries
Style: Pale Lager
Malli, Sikkim, India

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 2.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.24   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
JohnnyJ (4271) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Bottle from bevmo. Pale clear piss yellow, small white head. Cheap grain, sweetness, and musty. Drinkable I geuss, but I wouldn’t want to try it again.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
daknole (8949) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 4, 2011
Pale yellow. Flavor and aromas are all malt. Refreshing but not all so great.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2008
650 ml, 05, pale yellow color, slight foamy head, nose is faint sweetness, flavor is mild fruit hops with a good finish, easy drinker

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
soulgrowl (52) - Kitakyushu-shi, JAPAN - MAY 7, 2008
Aroma: I couldn’t get anything from this beer in terms of aroma at first, so I let it warm a bit. Still nothing. A very light lemon scent, and a demi-sec champagne or riesling character. Weak. Appearance: Boring, crystal clear yellow-orange. White, fleeting head. Lame. Flavor: Better than the smell, but still needs help. Definitely white wine-esque, well-balanced sweetness but terribly bland. There is a bit of dryness, but this beer is not hoppy in the least. At least it wasn’t skunky. Better than most macros, I’d say. Palate: Light, smooth, and inoffensive. Overall: Meh. I ordered this at an Indian restaurant, and I was really hoping for something bolder and more hoppy to match the food. Surprisingly, the beer held its own against my meal, and the spicy chicken I ordered helped bring out its citric sweetness. Still, there are better choices for spicy food, especially for how expensive this was.

1.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
dwyerpg (4508) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 14, 2008
UPDATED: APR 21, 2010 Lots of funk, buttery, not the same beer as I remembered. Quite untasty. Perhaps this one was old, but it definitely wasn’t good First rating 3.3 A light malty blue. This is pretty nice. LIght with a light maltiness up front and a tiny hop bite in the finish.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2336) - California, USA - MAR 8, 2008
Clear yellow, moderate head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma is grain, bread, not much else. Light bodied, sweet bread flavor. Moderate to high carbonation. Not much else to say.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MontereyJimbo (79) - Monterey, California, USA - JAN 26, 2008
This is a fairly mild lager with a very nice balance of mild spicy hops and malt. It is very drinkable, goes down easily with very little aftertaste. I really like it, but the masochistic dark ale crowd (NBS) won’t because it doesn’t corrode mucus membranes.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (10814) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 17, 2007
650 mL brown bottle. The aroma is unusual. Musty, floral hop? Peppery hop? Standard gold color with a white head that filmed quickly. Thin to medium in body with mild, approaching creamy, carbonation. The flavor is outstanding. The mouth tingles with pepper or spice. Not hot, but a non-bitter hop, I’m surmising. It’s got enough floral to satisfy a light ale drinker. Spicy, peppery hop can be found in English lagers, so mayhap this represents a lingering tradition from colonial days. Sikkim has only been part of India since about 1975. Whatever, it’s not the typical lager drain pour. Hoisting this one to the Empire.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 15, 2007
650 ml bottle from Taste of India. Clear pale yellow with a fizzy white head, malty aroma and taste, and a clean crisp finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - MAR 5, 2007
A nice beer. Incredibly smooth. Pours nicely with a thin, white, lacy head. Has a very pale appearance. Drink has an amazing;y soft feel with little aftertaste. Flavor is decent and is a very nice beer and worth a try.


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